Celebrating Our Most Precious Natural Resource – Water
World Water Week coincides with National Water Quality Month, both of which seek to raise awareness about this natural resource that impacts every business and citizen daily. McFadden Engineering works with our clients to not only meet the requirements of federal, state, county and municipal regulations but also design and engineer solutions that enable them to be good stewards of this natural resource.
Did you know?
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reports only 2.5% of Earth’s water is freshwater. Of this freshwater, almost all of it is locked up in ice and in the ground. Only a little more than 1.2% of all freshwaters are surface water, which serves most of life’s needs. Most of this water is locked up in ice, and another 20.9% is found in lakes. Rivers make up 0.49% of surface freshwater. Although rivers account for only a small amount of freshwater, this is where humans receive a large portion of their water.
Due to the life cycle of water, the chances of water impacted by McFadden Engineering clients returning to surface freshwater is significant and therefore becomes a priority to return water that meets the necessary compliance protocols.
World Water Week
Many of the world’s greatest challenges are inextricably linked to water, its use and management. World Water Week 2023 is focused on innovation at a time of unprecedented challenges. The theme Seeds of Change: Innovative Solutions for a Water-Wise World invites everyone to rethink how they manage water, as well as consider ideas, innovations and governance systems needed for a more unstable and water-scarce world.
National Water Quality Month
Celebrated each August and created by the Environmental Protection Agency, this month seeks to remind everyone of the challenges facing water. The U.S. government has taken steps to protect this natural resource.
Recap of Water Legislation
1948 – The Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1948 was the first major U.S. law to address water pollution
1972 – Clean Water Act passed by Congress
1974 – Safe Drinking Water Act passed by Congress
2005 – National Water Quality Month was founded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and backed by the United Nations
The McFadden Engineering team partners with your business to not only identify and solve water and wastewater-related issues but educate our clients regarding best practices. We offer the following services:
Contact McFadden Engineering and our team of professional engineers and geologists to evaluate and solve your civil and environmental engineering issues. Learn more about our breadth of engineering services and contact us for more information.